In 2009 a short video was produced by Vinn Bay and Tee Boon Leng. The video is about an elderly lady that has early stages of dementia, and her families anguish when she goes missing whilst visiting the shops to buy her granddaughter food. The film won a video competition as part of the ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International) conference. » Read more
It features John and his wife Shirley. They talk about the early days of when they suspected something was wrong with John.
They describe how they first noticed the signs of john’s forgetfulness on holiday and how they’ve adapted their lives since Johns diagnosis.
We also hear from Steve Milton, Director of Innovations in Dementia as he explains the value of early diagnosis and planning for a future.
You can watch the Early Onset Dementia video below.
There are many useful organisations and support groups that can help you if you would like to know more information about early onset dementia and how it affects a person.
We also have several other videos provided by NHS Choices. We have a video on what it’s like to visit a memory cafe here.
Early stages of dementia like Alzheimer’s and other medical dementias can affect different aged people. Some are are in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
There is no single, one type of person that cannot develop the disease. It can affect anybody from teachers and manual workers to professionals and scientists.
So why do young people develop dementia and how can we recognise the symptoms?. » Read more